It’s apple blossom time in Big Grove.
Conditions are excellent for an abundant apple crop. There are plenty of pollinators, the ambient temperature is warm and the wind is calm.
Already I’m thinking of apple cider, apple butter, apple cider vinegar, apple sauce, and, of course, fresh apples. It is a hopeful time.
This morning’s chores included watering indoor seedlings. They need transplant as some are becoming root bound. Soon—maybe 10 to 14 days—they will be in the ground, so I’m not going to transplant into a larger container in between. The seeds I planted on Earth Day are germinating and it’s all good.
The challenge is finding time to work in the yard and garden—I don’t have any brilliance on that topic.
Working three jobs provides variety in life. For that I am thankful, yet they all demand time.
In between one and the others, carving out blocks of garden work time is important—something I couldn’t get adequately done last year.
Here’s hoping the inspiration of apple blossoms and lilac blooms engenders a better garden this year.